Tag Archives: Crassula

On edge (1)

Just for a change: just pictures and names. Hopefully a measure of inspiration will compensate for the lack of information. Let’s start with some Crassula’s. 1     C. arborescens ssp. arborescens 2,3 C. barbata ssp. barbata 4     C. mesembryanthoides ssp. mesembryanthoides 5     C. … Continue reading

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Crassula congesta (2)

In his revision of the genus Crassula (see yesterday’s post), Toelken makes the following remark with regard to the 2 subspecies: “…it is significant that each one can be identified without hesitation. No plants with intermediate characters have been recorded..” To my … Continue reading

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Crassula congesta (1)

In 1985, Volume 14 of the Flora of southern Africa was published, in which H. R. Toelken dealt with the familie Crassulaceae.  His description of Crassula congesta starts with the word “Biennials”.  In other words, plants that germinate and grow in the … Continue reading

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Crassula muscosa var. muscosa (2)

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Crassula muscosa var. muscosa (1)

The great Linnaeus himself described this species way back in 1760.  The adjective muscosus means moss-like, which is certainly an apt name for some of the many guises in which this species comes. In var. muscosa the branches are usually … Continue reading

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Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora

H. R. Toelken in his “Revision of the genus Crassula in southern Africa” calls this the most complex subspecies found in C. capitella, which in turn he refers to as a complex species. The subspecies is widely distributed in the … Continue reading

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Crassula alstonii

It is probably safe to say that C. alstonii cannot be confused with any other plant species because of its unique appearance. The leaves are arranged in two rows and closely adpressed – at least in nature; in cultivation this … Continue reading

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